Posts Tagged ‘Norm Coleman’
I just wrote about Norm Coleman getting Bushy with it. What I meant by that was that he seemed to be claiming to have some way to know God’s will. This seemed to me to be very similar to what Bush has claimed. I remembered one of my favorite protest songs deals with this very issue. I also realized that I have never shared it with you all. Here it is. The song is entitled “When the President Talks to God” by Conor Oberst. It is amazing. I understand Bush is done, but as long as politicians exploit God as a means of fundraising/gaining votes, songs like this will be relevant.
Enjoy some other Conor Oberst songs (most of his work is under the name Bright Eyes).
Coleman went on conservative radio recently and said he knows “God wants me to serve.” Ah snap. Suck it, Franken! Coleman has the G-O-D on his team.
This is a bold statement to make, especially when you are currently losing. If he doesn’t make the comeback, does that mean his god is less powerful than electronic voting machines or chads or whatever? What if Franken were to say God wants him to serve? Then we’d have some craziness, huh? Absolutely ridiculous. There is very little more offensive to me than someone saying they know God’s will and God’s will is that they win. How many athletes say the result of a game will be decided by God then thank him after taking a beating?
Now, when Coleman speaks to a less religiously conservative audience, he simply says he wants to serve. Maybe he knows what he said is moronic and he just understands what his audience wants to hear. Who knows? Maybe he does believe he has some special gift that allows him to access the desires of a deity that is somehow powerless to make said desires come true.
Either way, I wonder if Coleman will thank God for allowing Al Franken to defeat him, because it is happening.
Enjoy A Fraud’s (thanks Torre) demise.
I realize I haven’t posted anything in a while, and there is a reason for it: I don’t want to write about anything currently happening. I am sick of hearing/talking about the stimulus and it’s not my thing. I’d rather not talk about Tommy D. That’s about all there is to talk about, and I’d rather not. Instead, I’ll be posting some randomness, beginning with some thoughts.
* It is national signing day, so your televisions should be tuned to ESPN2.
* Some of ESPN’s baseball journalists are engaging in one of the best drafts ever called Battle of the Budgets. They must draft baseball teams on a $40 million budget. That means the players’ 2009 salaries cannot exceed $40 million. This has led to some interesting strategies. Do you splurge early for the best, or get the best cheap talent early and splurge late? They are in day 3 of the draft and it has been fun to watch. When the draft is done, the teams will face off in a baseball simulator. The champion of the budget teams will then play the 2009 Yankees. It is a lot of fun. They chat in between picks, which is pretty funny. Steve Phillips was the GM for the Mets, so there are a lot of jabs to throw around. Here are the links: Rounds 1-5, Rounds 5-10, and Rounds 11-15. The draft finishes on Friday with games to be simulated next week. I would also like to point out that several of my Red Sox players have been drafted. The Sox win not because of the expensive players, but the scrappy underpaid ones.
* Animal Collective’s latest album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, is awesome. I must warn you that they are unlike anything else I listen to (and unlike anything anyone listens to). They are a tough band to start liking, but once you do it is awesome. Here is there metacritic link: Animal Collective on metacritic. Here are a couple songs: “Brother Sport.” “Summertime Clothes.”
* Coleman won a court battle to review, though not count, over 4,000 ballots in Minnesota. This race may continue for six years only to end in another election. Coleman court win
* The Celtics are streaking again.
* Christian Bale is a serious man. Do not click on that link unless you want to hear a butt load of swears. In Bale’s defense, it sounds like the guy was repeatedly messing up shots.
* Manny Ramirez rejected a one-year $25 million offer from the Dodgers. He continues to be a baby. No one wants him, including the Mets, the Yankees, the Cardinals, and on and on. This is what you get for quitting on a team. No one will sign him long-term. I hope no one caves.
* I had a busy January, visiting friends in L.A., Minneapolis, and finally Syracuse. Last weekend was my first in Lincoln since the new Year. Though Syracuse lost to Louisville, Eric Devendorf is now one of my favorite players. He’s stone cold and not afraid to jaw it up a bit.
I may keep doing these random thoughts, or I may start turning them into longer individual posts so as to not waste them. Regardless, I hope you enjoyed the silly randomness that was this post.
Enjoy Joaquin Phoenix rapping.
I feel I must defend Al Franken. The man was a comedy writer for SNL, which I don’t view as a negative, but it wasn’t until Franken got into the political world that he became a truly famous. He isn’t a celebrity along the lines of a Jesse Ventura because he has actually taken the time to become deeply involved and knowledgable.
Franken had the main show for Air America from 2004 to 2007 and has written 4 political satires. This means he has actually taken the time to learn about various issues. If you are wondering what type of a politician he aspires to be, just remember the late U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone from Minnesota. He genuinely feels he can help Americans have a better life.
He is also a very intelligent man. He received his B.A. in political science from Harvard and gradutated cum-laude. He is also hilarious.
I think this is more a good sign than a bad one. I have written a bit about Norm Coleman’s legal issues before. I think Franken’s victory is just another sign that people are disillusioned with the current state of politics in America and want something different. Say what you will about Franken, but he is most certainly different. Whether or not he remains so in the U.S. Senate is yet to be seen, but I am hoping he doesn’t lose his willingness to be honest.
I definitely don’t think Franken is the ultimate sign that any celebrity can run for office. They always had the ability to run for office. Reagan, Fred Thompson, Arnold, Sonny Bono, and probably more I’m missing. But I do not think status as a celebrity should keep anyone from running for office, because they can be, as with Al, qualified.
At any rate, I am excited to see how Franken does in the Senate. Maybe he’ll be great. If he doesn’t compromise his beliefs, I think he will.
Enjoy Ball State’s domination in the G MAC.
Not that either candidate was qualified or fantastic…But now that Al Franken is the likely winner of the Minnesota senate race, this means any second rate celebrity can now run for office.
As more gets sorted out in Minnesota, it things are starting to look favorable for Al Franken. He has recently gained votes on challenged ballots and appears to have other areas he will gain in. Norm Coleman has been busy. He is being investigated by the FBI for ties to Nasser Kazeminy. There are also reports that Coleman got money from Kazeminy when he needed it for house renovation. Things are looking up for Franken.
Enjoy solid food.
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